Paradise Lost – Gazing at Contemporary Urban Civilization and its Metaphor

2019-12-21 to 2020-04-05

Paradise Lost explores human conditions in the Anthropocene and questions the changes of cityscapes along with humanity and the development of capitalism, as well as the explosions of wars?
There are public institutes no longer in use (schools and prisons), or cozy houses after the subprime crisis, or hotels with oceanic views but the development was halted during the energy crisis, homes destroyed by wars, or working places sacrificed by globalization. These building remnants are the “Paradise Lost” physically inscribed with the consequences of our desires and wills. Setting out from the point view of contemporary art, while relics of buildings or abandoned sites under different times and caused by different reasons become the medium, this exhibition looks into the destruction and rebirth of urban civilization, as well as reflects the future of cities.


  • Artists: 
  • James Casebere(U.S.A)
  • Marjan Teeuwen(The Netherlands)
  • Yao Jui-Chung(Taiwan)
  • Tu Wei-Cheng(Taiwan)
  • Takahiro Iwasaki(Japan)
  • Opening Hours:TUE-SUN 10:00-18:00 (Closed on Mondays)
  • Venue:Jut Art Museum (No.178, Sec. 3, Civic Blvd., Da'an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan)
  • Admission: General TWD 120, Concessions TWD 100 (student, seniors aged 65 and above, and groups of 10 or more) *Booklet included.
    Free Admission for the disabled and a companion, children aged 12 and under (Concessions or Free Admission upon presentation of valid proof).

  • Student Day on WED:Free Admission once on Wednesdays upon presentation of valid student ID



  • Exhibition Team

Supervisors|Aaron Y. L. Lee, Alex Y. H. Lee
Curatorial Team|Huang Shan-Shan, Chen Ying-Peng, Chou Shu-Yu, Wei Huang
Assistant Coordination|Ou Weu-Jie, Chen Yu-Ming
Communications and Marketing|Chen Szu-An, Chen Yen-Hsiu, Li Yen-Shan
Public Service|Chang Shu-Yuan, Wu Bing-Chi
Administration Support│Hsieh Chia-Hsin, Hsu Ya-Ching, Chen Lu-You
Installation Support|Norman Chen, Chen Shih-Yi, Jay Huang, Lu Juyn-Jie
Visual Design|Chen Szu-Yin
Exhibition Graphic Design│Liu Min-Wei
Lighting Designer|Ho Chung-Chang




Exhibition Site
Dec. 21st 2019 Exhibition Opening & Artists' Talk by James Casebere & Marjan Teeuwen