Until such art-reactionary institutions — covered with the "dust of centuries" - as the art department of the Glavnauka 
, the Russian Academy of Artistic Sciences, and the Museum Department finally wake up; so long as the noisiest storms fail to stir them, productionists must launch their own campaign though okhobrs 
and rabises 
, use the press, organise themselves through cooperation in order to make their own inclusion in social practice happen.
It is foolish to sit and watch how the pre-revolutionary museum rats strengthen their positions, clearly encouraged by institutions that are swollen by a sense of their own learned importance. We must take action, and I have already written of one such action — the struggle for reorganisation of the production faculties at Vkhutemas 
— on the pages of Art and Life
["Iskussto i Zhizn"] magazine. Now, I move on to a second issue — that of a permanent exhibition of the standards of utilitarian art.
*) It is worth noting that Comrade E. Beskin, who supported me in the call for a counter-attack against the right-wingers, has for some reason developed my idea by suggesting that the painting and production faculties at Vkhutemas should help each other. This is clearly a mistake. You cannot learn to make chairs by making paintings (figurative or abstract). For the productionists, the task of mastering form has to be carried out through laboratory experiments at their own faculty. The so-called painting faculty has no role here. B. Arvatov. "The Museum of Utilitarian Art" // Zhizn' iskusstva ["Art Life"], 1925, № 32, p. 4 .
Translation: Ben Hooson