In these years, Barradas meets with Joaquin Torres-Garcia and attends artistic gatherings with poets, critics and artists such as Salvador Dalí, Luis Buñuel, Federico García Lorca, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Guillermo de Torre and Norah and Jorge Luis Borges, Norah y Jorge Luis. At the same time he makes drawings for different graphic media and several magazines of the Ultraist movement, of which he was a main representative.
The exhibition at Malba will also dislpay, a selection of Joaquín Torres-García’s work, alongside Barradas’ oeuvre, to recreate the connection they had and show how their works correspond to one another, both having been so significant for Latin American Modernism.
The curation will also touch upon the relationship between Rafael Barradas and his sister Carmen Barradas (Montevideo, 1888-1963), a well-known pianist and composer, who interacted creatively with her brother. Her musical pieces were truly inspirational for him. The trilogy Fabricación, Fundición y Aserradero is a clear testimony to their artistic collaboration, which is reinforced by numerous documents, scores and musical records. The exhibition will highlight Carmen Barradas influence on her brother and showcase their special connection.