Free entry

NGV International

Contemporary Art, Level 3

17 Oct 12 – 28 Oct 12

Since 2010, Sierra’s global art project has traversed the world, commissioning the construction of giant letters from materials of local importance, and then publicly – and dramatically – destroying them. Having built and torn down structures in cities around the world, the project now comes to Melbourne for the destruction of the tenth and final letter.

In the forecourt of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the last letter of DESTROYED WORD will be constructed and then set aflame on Wednesday 10 October. Each dramatic obliteration has been filmed, and the archival record of the construction and deletion of each DESTROYED WORD will be on exhibit in the National Gallery of Victoria.

Santiago Sierra
Spanish 1966–
Destroyed Word 2010
video still
Courtesy of the Artist and Baltic Art Centre
© Santiago Sierra/VEGAP, Madrid. Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney


DESTROYED WORD is a part of Melbourne Festival 2012