Highly Value Engineered
Exhibition / Sculpture
Berlin / Los Angeles


The collection of objects in Highly  Value Engineered (HVE) occupy the space between architecture, sculpture and decoration. The objects emerged from an obsession over a failed lobby remodel overburdened by value engineering (VE), or colloquially put, “cost-cutting”. In construing cheapness to include mass-produced building construction readymades, the exhibition speculates on the viability of architecture within an arena of frugality and minimal means. Relieved of their functional singularities, these estranged readymades undergo dissident procedures that override a predetermined use-value. Staged as objects of aesthetic contemplation, the exhibition attempts a revealing of the elusive beauty of these readymades and other immaterial peculiarities they may possess.