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Receptual Art Paper Collapsions by Johann EyfellsReceptual Art Paper Collapsions by Johann Eyfells


Some thoughts on "Receptualism":

Receptualism is a neologism (1970) that designates a conceptual approach to an art form that is born of an intense and critical in

terest in the nature of the fragile reality of minimal distance. This specific version of knowledge recognizes the power of passage as an operational necessity which eliminates all that resists it and thus serves as an illucidation of the impossibility of a fully developed nothingness. On a deeper level, however, receptualism presupposes difference as essence and ascribes eternal qualities exclusively to aesthetic and ethical modes of existence. To accentuate further the primal stature of difference, dissimilar strenghs and values are assigned to the historically inseparable roles of necessity and chance. Chance is posited as an all-pervasive, living, unknowable and superior mode of reality, whereas necessity reflects and maintains only provisional and temporary versions of "living" existence. 

Receptualism proceeds and acquires effectivness by researching, exploring and exploiting the "womb" of operational necessity as a focal point for the deliverance of abstraction and reversals. It gains an ability to alter inevitabilities and to create and objectify new "ethical" life forms and values (art) by harnessing the positive powers of critical selections.

Receptualism brings to light new conceptions of "being" and breathes new life into the verb to be.

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Receptualism calls the uncritical concept of truth into question and reconstructs its source of origin and investigates the grounds for its preservation.

Receptualism gains insights and gathers strengths by contemplating the presupposed and superior qualities of active oppositional terms.

Receptualism discerns the material world not as real and self-sufficient but as versions of historical necessity.

Receptualism arouses a deeper understanding of the active meaning of training where methods and means self-destruct and disappear in the product.

Receptualism denounces the blind acceptance of permanence and perfection as being the final disguises of a false search for truth.

Receptualism recognizes the propagation of the same as a falsified movement of formative activity.

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