Children are the Victims of Adult Vices


Thirteen sculptures in central Moscow graphically depicting vices of the modern world



In 2001, Russian artist Mihail Chemiakin constructed an unusual sculpture, “Children are the Victims of Adult Vices,” depicting two unaware children playing as 13 evil statues surround them.

Τα 13 “διαβολικά” γλυπτά απεικονίζουν τον αλκοολισμό, την εκμετάλλευση της παιδικής εργασίας, την αδιαφορία, τον εθισμό στα ναρκωτικά, την πορνεία, τον σαδισμό, την άγνοια, την ψευδοεπιστήμη, τον πόλεμο, τη φτώχεια, την κλοπή, την τιμωρία του κεφαλαίου και την υποστήριξη της βίας.

The 13 “evil” sculptures depict alcoholism, exploitation of child labour, indifference, drug addiction, prostitution, sadism, ignorance, pseudoscience, war, poverty, theft, capitol punishment, and advocating violence.

Εκτός από τα παιδιά, το επίκεντρο του έργου είναι το άγαλμα που απεικονίζει αδιαφορία για αυτές τις κακίες και δείχνει έναν άνθρωπο με κλειστά μάτια, βύσματα και διπλωμένα χέρια.



Besides the children, the centerpiece of the work is the statue depicting indifference to these vices, and showing a man with closed eyes, plugged ears and folded arms.

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4 comments on “Children are the Victims of Adult Vices

  1. Art speaks and how!
    Deep from the soul,art conveys…
    A shout out in hope, to make a difference
    Leaving a lasting impact in its impressions.
    Art expresses the unspeakable
    As sometimes mere words are not enough .

    I am truly moved by the message the artist conveys here.Sad truth of times we live in . A very relevant post !

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