Alexander Melamid Quote
... There's a machine which is called History of Art, which is a structure. And artist fits in this only because he or she is needed for this structure. If for example the History of Art needs some parallel lines, there is an individual who makes parallel lines. And this individual fits into this machine which works by itself; it doesn't care about people or anything else, it just goes by itself.
Quoted in: Francis Halsall, Systems of Art: Art, History and Systems Theory, (2008) p. 67. - The search for a people's art: painting by the numbers, 1994