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While forming a connection to the surrounding environment\, art of the last decade or so has evolved on the basis of themes that are si gnificant and appropriate to the era rather than remaining rooted in conven tional artistic views. In this exhibition\, based on contemporary art persp ectives\, we present works from the museum collection that focus on six are as: Everyday Life\, Appropriation and Influence\, Color\, Chance\, The Writ ten Word\, Circumstances.

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1. Everyday Life
The links between the production of art and everyday life became stronger after World War II\ , and grew even more conspicuous in the 1990s. This included not only new m ethods that used ordinary things as materials but also works that focused o n the state of everyday life. Today\, this is one of the keys to art.

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2. Appropriation and Influence
The widespread practice of "stealin g" or using other artists' images peaked in the '80s. Since that time\, a w ide range of connections has been made with works of the past\, and the rel ationship between art of the past and the present far surpasses mere influe nce.

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3. Color
Color has been a major theme in visual art sinc e the modern era. This is by no means limited to color as a subject of rese arch. In the contemporary era\, special attention is also paid to the color of readymade articles. Color is not merely an aesthetic quality but also h as cultural and social significance\, making it a special element of an art work.

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4. Chance
Early 20th century trends such as Expression ism and Surrealism were notable for the introduction of chance in art\, and this element has again become a key to art today. It is possible detect re ality in these unpredictable events instead of the artist's acts.

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5 . The Written Word
The use of the written word was a decisive develop ment in visual art of the 20th century. The trend began with Cubism and Duc hamp's work in which the idea took precedence over the appearance\, and con tinued in a variety of conceptual experiments during the 1960s and '70s.

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6. Circumstances
Since the 1960s\, a special focus has been pla ced time and space in art. Along with the special qualities of a place and the relationship between an act and a place\, the role of people\, includin g the artist and the viewer\, has become a key element in the production an d development of art.

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