More than three years in the making, Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take opens October 6 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Co-curated by Walker executive director Olga Viso and Jeffrey Grove, DMA’s senior curator of special projects and research, the exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of Hodges’ work in the United States. Viso, who’s in Dallas to oversee installation of the show and attend the opening, sent these photos of the preparations.
Hodges should be familiar to Walker visitors: his steel-clad boulders offer a gleaming companion to James Turrell’s skyspace on the Walker hillside; his film Untitled (created as an homage to his friend, artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres, who died from AIDS complications in 1996) screened at the Walker for World AIDS Day 2011; and several of his works are in the Walker’s permanent collection.
Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take comes to the Walker in February before touring to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (June 3–September 1, 2014) and the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (October 5, 2014–January 2015). A Walker-designed catalogue — featuring an essay by Viso — has been published to coincide with the Dallas opening and will be available at tour venues and in the Walker Shop.