Shia LaBeouf is continuing with his anti-Trump protest. After getting shut down in New York City, Shia LaBeouf moved his anti-Trump art exhibit, “He Will Not Divide Us,” to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The performance artwork by LaBeouf and performance art collaborators Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner first started outside of New York’ Museum of Moving Image on January 20th, Inauguration Day. But, according to Shia LaBeouf’s website the museum “abandoned the project.”
Starting February 20th, the “He Will Not Divide Us” exhibit will appear on a wall outside the El Rey Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Shia LaBeouf broke the news of the new location on Twitter. LaBeouf tweeted, “HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US NOW LIVE El Rey Theater, Albuquerque”
El Rey Theater, Albuquerque pic.twitter.com/QYgKyBgvhR
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 18, 2017
LaBeouf planned for the protest to last throughout Trump’s first four years as President of the United States. But after several incidents, including one an altercation that led to LaBeouf getting arrested, the museum decided to close their doors on the performance art exhibition. In a statement, the museum said, “While the installation began constructively, it deteriorated markedly after one of the artists was arrested on the site of the installation and ultimately necessitated this action.”
The Museum of the Moving Image added, “Over the course of the installation, there have been dozens of threats of violence and numerous arrests, such that police felt compelled to be stationed outside the installation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
What is Shia LaBeouf’s ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ performance art exhibit?
The website behind the “He Will Not Divide Us” exhibit says the performance art collaboration is open to the public for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the duration of Trump’s presidency. The performance art exhibit is calling for others to say “He will not divide us” as a way to show “resistance or insistence, opposition or optimism”.