craig quintero

craig quintero upcoming projects
we're all in this together / Taipei Fine Arts Museum / July 7-September 20, 2017

This exhibition invites guests to transgress the liminal boundary between spectator and spectacle and participate in the creation of the work of art. we’re all in this together immerses guests in an installation, inviting them to interact with the space
as performers and photographers. Our invitation encourages guests not only to “see art” but also to “be art.” This is an exhibition of inclusion, a cutting of the red ropes that separate art from life, a celebration of art as action.
craig quintero upcoming projects
insomnia / Song Shan Culture Park / Taipei, Taiwan / December 21-24, 2017

1:00AM. It’s the same city as during our normal waking hours, the same architecture, the same streets, but somehow, in these early morning hours, it changes. Or we change. Our senses are heightened, our eyes perceive and process light differently, noises are amplified… and the normal cast of characters that we encounter during the normal waking hours also change. The businessmen shuffling to work and children rushing to school are replaced by nightshift workers and late night revelers, the club music and street cleaners adding a different soundtrack to our familiar cityscape. Staged at the Song Shan Culture Park at 1:00AM, “insomnia” is a lullaby for those who lie awake at night, a potion for dreaming with your eyes open.
craig quintero upcoming projects
the first time I walked on the moon / Taipei International Festival of Art / Taiwan National Experimental Theatre / March 8-11, 2018

We have all seen the images of Neil Armstrong’s historic first step onto the surface of the moon on July 21, 1969 that was broadcast around the world on live television. Set against the backdrop of martial law in Taiwan, the Vietnam War, and social and political unrest around the world, this trip to the moon was a heroic statement that even though we were mired in violence and self-inflicted horrors, we could elevate ourselves out of these nightmares and aspire for the heavens. We could escape the mess of life on earth and dream about new possibilities and new frontiers. If man could really travel almost 240,000 miles and return safely to tell his tales, what else could we accomplish? Of course, most of us no longer dream about walking on the moon. We are caught up in the pragmatics of everyday life, in paying our bills or finding a job or trying to work through difficult times with our loved ones. We tend to lose our ability to dream. It is not just gravity that keeps us bound to the earth; it is the weight of responsibilities, of life. the first time I walked on the moon is a celebration of the wonder of possibility, an embracing of our childhood ability to imagine the unimaginable. It is a performance that encourages us to step out of the shadows and reach for the heavens, to take that first step and walk on the moon…