Riiko Sakkinen | Other Drawings | Luxurious Refugee Life
Luxurious Refugee Life
December 2016, Pepino

January 2016, Mänttä
172 x 121 cm
Giclee print, enamel and sticker on paper
i The work is based on an anti-refugee drawing by the conservative Japanese cartoonist Toshiko Hasumi. His drawing, in turn, is based on a photograph taken of a Syrian refugee girl on a Lebanese camp by Jonathan Hyams, who works for the organisation Save the Children. Apart from the sexual content, the text has been copied as such from Toshiko’s drawing.

Many refugees, including children, earn money through prostitution. Refugees often become victims of rape, too.

Serlachius Museums, Mänttä.
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