Jordan Wolfson Real violence, 2017, (Installation view) Virtual reality headsets, high-definition video, color, Sound; 2:25 min. 2017 Whitney Biennial ( March 17-June 11, 2017). Collection of the artist; courtesy David Zwirner, New York, and Sadie Coles HQ, London.
For many visitors, Jordan Wolfson’s robot represents a first contact with the most technologically developed and also most disturbing robot they have ever seen. But can the gallery space do justice to the experience? After all, a robot is only as evil as the world into which it is placed.