“The John Riepenhoff Experience is like a miniature gallery that’s mounted in small box on the wall. The only way to access it is to climb up on a ladder and inside that box is a miniature world that I give over control to another artist’s ideas and artwork. The John Riepenhoff Experience in some ways was a way to invite people all the way from children up to art historians to think about the institution as something that’s not small, but malleable. Decisions can be made about it from anyone. If you have any opinion, step up and participate. So in some ways, that smallness creates this feeling of bigness for the viewer.”—John Riepenhoff
The exhibitions on view in the John Riepenhoff Experience will change over the course of the 2017 Biennial and will feature works by Milwaukee-based artist Nicholas Frank, Los Angeles–based artist Martine Syms, and finally an anonymous work from the Whitney’s collection.