History will be the judge, but China should still go…

With regard to your piece last week on China (Voxpop, DW 27 March), it’s difficult to remove politics, ethics and morality from the assessment of art and design while it is current, yet once a period of time has elapsed and it becomes ‘history’, it somehow seems acceptable to view things from a ‘nostalgic’ perspective, conveniently ignoring the message.

I’m a big fan of early 20th-century art and design movements like Bauhaus, De Stijl and Constructivism, and view them equally on their aesthetic dynamism and power of communication while conveniently ignoring their links with politically dubious regimes. If only China would just get out of Tibet.

Ed Templeton, Creative director, Red Design & Art Direction, by e-mail

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