Art and Space During the Coronavirus




coronavirus, murals, paintings, political economics, urban space


This article explores how the coronavirus has influenced and ultimately harmed the arts. In particular, this article explores how the coronavirus is an issue that overshadows other important issues. Moreover, the coronavirus provides an excuse for political groups to decimate artistic spaces. Therefore, we should be careful not to assume that a revised interest in the arts during the coronavirus crisis will ultimately benefit the arts.

Author Biography

David E. Toohey, Nagoya University, Japan

David Toohey is a Designated Associate Professor at the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Nagoya University. His current research includes: 1.) Latina/o identity and environmentalism in the U.S. Southwest with consideration of Deleuze and Guattari's work, Deleuze's time-image theory, discourse analysis, and Marx's theory of 'primitive accumulation, as well as; 2.) the use of the arts by political movements. He is the author of Borderlands Media: Cinema and Literature as Opposition to the Oppression of Immigrants (Lexington Books, 2012).

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How to Cite

Toohey, D. E. (2020). Art and Space During the Coronavirus. Review of Human Rights, 6(1), iv-x.