This is the current image on my computer desktop. Click on it for a full-sized version if you’d like to make it the image on your desktop too (an act of revolutionary solidarity with me, clearly).
The picture shows Argentinian artist Magdalena Jitrik’s 2012 installation Revolutionary Life, described in the Manifesta 9 catalogue as “an overview in drawing form of the critical exchanges between Belgian writer and activist Victor Serge and Leon Trotsky on the fate of working class dissent in the Soviet Union”. Alongside portraits of Serge and Trotsky, Jitrik has mounted on plyboard a series of imaginary covers for Serge’s books. Jitrik’s interest is in whether “art as a system of thought might not be able to replace political economy, such that the object of every organization of society would be the enjoyment of free time”.