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Shia LaBeouf's 'He Will Not Divide Us' Art Piece Has Moved to New Mexico


The piece was created in reaction to Donald Trump’s election.

Shia Labeouf's most recent performance art piece, He Will Not Divide Us, is relocating to New Mexico after being prematurely shut down by The Museum of Moving Image.

The piece was created in response to Donald Trump's presidential win, featuring a camera mounted on a wall outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. The project, which livestreamed footage of participants repeatedly chanting, "He will not divide us," was originally supposed to stay live for 4 years (or for the duration of Trump's presidency)--whichever came first.

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Labeouf's project began as a "participatory performance artwork resisting the normalisation of division," but quickly turned divisive as certain participants threatened violence and engaged in dangerous behavior. On February 10, the museum announced it officially shuttered the exhibit.

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The Museum of the Moving Image abandoned He Will Not Divide Us,"began a statement released by the creators. "Their evident lack of commitment to the project is damning." The statement is highly critical of the Museum of the Moving Image, declaring that the "museum demonstrated a spectacular lack of judgement," but went on to say that "as of February 18, 2017, we are proud to be continuing He Will Not Divide Us at the El Rey Theater, Albuquerque."

Watch He Will Not Divide Us live from Albuquerque, here.

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