Monday, 20 June 2011
The Children – Victims Of Adult Vices: Sadistic And Terryfying Sculptures In Moscow Park
The children - victims of adult vices is a group of sculptures created by Russian artist, Mikhail Shemyakin, located in a park in Bolotnaya Square, Moscow, 2000 feet south of the Kremlin behind the British Ambassador's residence. Shemyakin said that, "[The sculpture] ... was conceived and carried out by me as a symbol and a call to fight for the salvation of today and future generations."
The sculptures are of thirteen bronze figures, which depict the adult vices, such as alcoholism, drug addiction, and prostitution, that affect children. The figures are perceptibly closing in on two unaware playmates, a girl and a boy, with the centrepiece figure being 'Indifference'. The sculpture was unveiled in 2001 amid some controversy. Opposition to the sculptures by Muscovites forced the location to be changed and specialists felt it would harm children.
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