Best of 2013


According to the Washington City Paper CROPS, on display in the Black Box at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, was chosen best photography exhibition in Washington DC over 2013!

Louis Jacobson, author for the Washington City Paper, writes:

The landscape image is one of photography’s oldest genres, but de Ruijter’s four-minute video in CROPS, viewable online at, somehow manages to break new conceptual ground in visually explosive fashion. In CROPS, the artist strings together a seemingly endless succession of still images of pivot-agriculture plots obtained from Google Earth, then used video to present them in blazing succession. The pivot plots, always shown at the same size, seem to stack on top of each other, accelerating incrementally in ways that create unexpected pairings and transitions—sometimes humorously, but always circumscribed by the elegant, inescapable, round outline.

CROPS is still on view until January 2 2014.


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