「概念美術館」開館展選擇在不同的時空背景與問題意識上，邀請陶亞倫一起重新思考《終結歷史之光》。這檔展覽之所以名為「穿越光牆－Archive or Alive（是檔案化亦或是再現）?」，首先就在於我們對於起始點的探問：這到底是另一個版本、是重製、還是典藏？
In 2009, Tao Ya-Lun was invited by Digital Art Foundation for the inaugural exhibition of Digital Art Center, Taipei, at which Tao exhibited a site-specific kinetic installation, The Light of Historical Ending. He addressed “the physics of light” and created physical and sensory experiences in the specific space by using laser projectors, smoke machines, computer programming, and sound effects.
In 2018, Concept Museum of Art is inaugurated and launches “Save Media Art,” hoping to reform the taxonomy of the purposes of collection, exhibition, and education in the system of modernist museums. Museums’ focus on collections used to revolve around the authenticity and originality of the material, while the new museology has steered its way to be people-oriented, arguing that if an acquisition strategy fails to demonstrate its viability to represent, the purpose of the collection acquisition is unfulfilled. Nevertheless, thriving in the age of mechanical reproduction, the liberation from traditional aesthetics, and the advance of media technologies, techno/digital art has fundamentally expanded the realm of media for artistic creation.
For the inaugural exhibition, Concept Museum of Art invites Tao Ya-Lun to reimagine The Light of Historical Ending in a different milieu and with a new problematic. The exhibition is titled as Archive or Alive? – Crossing Through the Light Wall for that we want to probe into the essential question: Is this exhibition to be deemed as another version of work, a reproduction or archive of the original?