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Crystal Gallery

In 2010 Crystal Gallery's website launched, featuring documentation of a group show titled "Exhibition One" curated by Timur Si-Qin, and including the work of six contemporary net artists. Crystal Gallery does not exist. Both the gallery space, and the sculptural works displayed within are carefully rendered photorealistic perceptual fabrications. In an age where one's art viewing experience is predominantly experienced through documentation, Si-Qin and his collaborators sought to ask: Where does an artwork stop and its documentation begin? What is the function of a prospective image that is decisively not-a-model?