Female scientist Emmy Noether mathematically proved Einstein’s Theory of Relativity; she changed quantum physics, and her work is used to resolve black hole theories. During her life she didn’t receive awards equivalent to those that lesser male projects received. Similar to Joseph Beuys’ work, Noether’s illustrates our omnipresent cultural divide. Noether’s Theorem shows symmetry in nature. This piece explores fragments of Noether’s work that expanded the field, viewed in conversation between 2 pieces: Then Thru Now.
Two windows with virtual opening/closing shutters allow glimpses into Unsung (S)hero Emmy Noether’s theorems that remain very influential and relevant. These two video monitors, as if in conversation, display the wisdom in her works spanning then thru now. The left screen displays the content of her theorems via her abstracted body parts; the right screen shows an updated Emmy Noether expressing her work via contemporary iconic imagery reflecting stereotypes from a 2022 cultural lens.
Nina Yankowitz is an American artist known for work in new media technology, public art sites, and installation art. She’s a National Endowment for the Arts fellow, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, and an American Academy in Rome Visiting Artist recipient. Exhibits include: Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY, Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., MOMA, Ukraine, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Thessaloniki Biennale Greece, Siggraph Asia, Macou China, P.S.1 MOMA Queens, N.Y., and Inaugural Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial N.Y.