This would be interesting to catch; I’m surprised so many works survived, since the Nazis destroyed so much of what they disapproved of (the loss in literary history was devastating). It is a relief to know that so much survived, and I would be fascinated to attend this showing. If anyone has a chance to go, a review would be greatly appreciated!
The government disputes the claims, arguing that they merely destroyed random bamboo stalks, but that isn’t really the point. The real questioned the situation begs is when the Artist’s right goes too far. Personally, I think that if the story proves true, the government officials were out of line. However, what’s your opinion? Given how far artist’s rights have been allowed to extend in the past, where should the line be drawn? Art denigrating religious beliefs has been permitted. Racist and fairly Vulgar works have been permitted. Is a minor potential threat to ecology more heinous? What’s your opinion?