Barr X Inception CNN

Exploring negotiation spaces between human cognition and machine cognition

Cover of Cubism and Abstract Art. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1936. Lafuente Archive

Visual field of the Western art production (1890-1935) generated by Inception CNN, UMAP and HDBSCAN (based on Barr’s diagram)


Alfred H. Barr Jr. (1902-1981)

Alfred H. Barr Jr. (1902-1981). Art historian born in USA. Alfred Barr was the first director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He decisively contributed to the development of positive attitudes toward Contemporary Art. Alfred H. Barr in Barcelona, 1967. Photo: Català Roca

Inception CNN

Computational architecture of an Inception Convolutional Neural Network (CNN). The CNN are deep learning technologies used in computer vision for automatic recognition and classification of images. The CNN are potentially very useful to detect visual-formal similarities among images.

Research and development team

Barr X Inception CNN’s Research and Development team with friends.

Other Barr’s diagram interpretations

Exhibition Inventing Abstraction Art. MOMA, Nueva York, 2012.

Exhibition Genealogías del Arte. O la Historia del Arte como Historia visual del Arte. Fundación Juan March y Museo Picasso Málaga, Madrid-Málaga, 2019-2020.

Colonialism and Abstract Art. MOMA, Nueva York, 2020.

Post catalog. Immersive installation.

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