Frank Escher

Frank Escher

May 4, 2015

Public lecture organised in collaboration with the TSAM Laboratory

Conserving Experiments

In a city with a tradition of experimentation that brought about an extraordinary collection of 20th century architecture, as well as a contemporary art scene of global importance, the office of Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena occupies a unique position: since 1997 they have routinely worked with contemporary artists (Eliasson, Prina, Kelley, Lockhart), as well as with significant architectural buildings. This, projects on Neutra, Schindler and A. Q. Jones, the restauration of John Lautner’s Chemosphere, and the conservation of the Eames House, will be the focus of Escher’s lecture.

Frank Escher
Escher, trained at the ETHZ, is the editor of the first Lautner monograph, was the administrator of the Lautner Archive, serves on the boards of the Lautner Foundation, as well as the Julius Shulman Institute, and has taught at various schools.

John Lautner-Chemosphere © Joshua White