After being shut down earlier this month, Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump art installation/live stream has returned.
The “He Will Not Divide Us” protest launched on Inauguration Day outside New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, but after a number of well-publicized incidents, it was shut down.
Now, it’s back, after the installation relocated to a wall outside the El Rey Theater in Albuquerque, NM over the weekend.
El Rey Theater, Albuquerque pic.twitter.com/QYgKyBgvhR
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 18, 2017
The NYC installation was shut down, according to the Museum of the Moving Image, because it “created a serious and ongoing public safety hazard for the Museum, its visitors, staff, local residents and businesses… 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.”
On LaBeouf’s site, it said the Museum “bowed to political pressure”.
“From the outset, the museum failed to address our concerns about the misleading framing of our piece as a political rally, rather than as a participatory performance artwork resisting the normalisation (sic) of division ..It is our understanding that the museum bowed to political pressure in ceasing their involvement with our project … As of February 18, 2017, we are proud to be continuing HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US at the El Rey Theater, Albuquerque.”
Since re-launching in NM, there’s been a few incidents that have made local news headlines.