Riiko Sakkinen | A4 Drawings | Everything in the South Is Third World
Everything in the South Is Third World
30 December 2007, Cervera de los Montes
A4 (29,7 x 21,0 cm)
Water color, acrylic color, pencil, color pencil, ball-point pen, felt-tip pen and stickers on paper
i The image is Conguito, the polemic mascot of the homonymous chocolate confectionery made by the Spanish company Lacasa.

Third World countries are also known as the Global South, developing countries, and underdeveloped countries. Despite criticism that the term has no objective definition and that it is out-of-date and colonialist its use remains common.

Todo del sur viene en pateras (Spanish) = Everything from the South comes by pateras. Patera is a type of boat. In current usage in Spain it refers to any floating device used by people smugglers to transport illegal immigrants from Africa to Spain.

Chupar y follar (Spanish) = Suck and fuck. Advertisement slogan used by the street prostitutes in Spain.

Private collection, Helsinki.