Ai Wei Wei at Galeria Continua

Ai Wei Wei at Galeria Continua Yanyan Huang

Roundish and shiny, black porcelain glops rest contentedly on the floor in a corner of Galeria Continua. Aptly titled "Oil Spils", these glops tie in the ancient Chinese porcelain craft with the realities of dependence on fossil fuels for globalization. Oil dependency seeps into every aspect of our life, from food and transportation to entertainment and culture. With its need to consume natural resources at almost all levels of production, art is no exception. Ai Wei Wei's exhibition was on view at Galeria Continua in San Gimignano and ended on February 16. Photograph by Galeria Continua, text by Yanyan Huang