Nothing New: Carlos Aires
ADN Galeria presents Nothing New, the fourth Carlos Aires’ solo show at this gallery which shows his most recent and unreleased works.
Aires makes an statement with this exhibition’s title against the self-imposed pressure on artists who create in search of originality or those who end up seeing their art turned into a product whose value is solely imposed by the market. Thus, the strategy of capitalism that manages to keep the consumer constantly expectant with the dictatorship of novelty is fought.
At the same time this is an ironic gesture given the contradiction between the title and the fact that all the pieces included at the show will be presented for the very first time. However, they can be considered representative of his career because all the subjects and elements which have flooded his production since he became an artist in the late nineties are present: integration of music, from old records to song lyrics, the inclusion of popular characters and money as a representation of power.