DATE | 18 September 2023
Writer | Justin Coombes
Dr. Justin Coombes is a poet, artist and a Senior Ruskin Tutor at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University.

(...) Jinjoon Lee draws on a range of media including sculpture, new media installation and architecture to explore perceptions of utopian space and its attendant ideologies in his films, writing, photographs, scrolls and installations. Rich in metaphor and highly allusive to a wide range of both Far Eastern and Western cultural traditions, (...)

DATE | 11 October 2023
Writer | Arnarud Petit
Dr. Arnaud Petit is Sub Dean and Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy at Brasenose College, University of Oxford. 

One is not thrown into Audible Garden: one is drawn in. Slowly, at first, then all at once. Before anything, there’s a melody: the song of a bird chirping, nowhere to be seen, and yet somewhere, present. And then: the chirping becomes a laugh, a cry of joy; the bird has ceased to be a bird for an instant and is now a child. But only for an instant. (...)

DATE | 16 October 2023
Writer | Minji Chun
Minji Chun is an art critic, curator, and translator based in Seoul and Oxford.

 Audible Garden, which was held at the Korean Cultural Centre UK, is Lee’s first solo exhibition in over 10 years since Artificial Garden in 2011. Through the use of sound installations and interactive sculptures, the artist has transformed the static nature of a traditional garden into a dynamic and immersive experience. Lee, who has meticulously studied the liminoid experience and liminal space through light, sound, and East Asian Garden philosophy, envisions the intersection of art, technology, humans, and space. (...)

DATE | 31 October 2023
Writer | Daha Kim
Daha Kim is the winner of the open call for Audible Garden Review . She is the  M.A candidate in Graduate Studies of International and Area Studies, at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
In the solo exhibition, in the production of art, the methodology used in science seems actively adopted. Usually, raw data that align with the question of scientific researchers are transformed into information and concluded with the knowledge that fits to the early hypothesis. The artist transformed audio-visual data into artwork which is not hypothesized as that of the scientists. Audio Midi data were transformed into the sound and visual results.  (...)

DATE | 18 December 2023
Writer | Alex Wang 
Alex Wang is an editor at Bijutsutecho, which is one of the prestigious art magazines in Japan. 

 (...) The act of wandering is related to the philosophy of Korean and East Asian landscape painting. Unlike traditional Western painting, East Asian landscape artists emphasize capturing the atmosphere, emotions, and memories inherent in the landscape. Wandering and appreciating artwork from different perspectives also encapsulates memories of Jinjoon's childhood. This exhibition  can be regarded as one unified landscape. He believes that each artwork can be interpreted from a different perspective, akin to East Asian landscape paintings that capture emotions and memories. (...) 

DATE | 11 January 2024
Writer | Yuwen Jiang
Yuwen Jiang is an assistant editor at ArtReview, which is one of the world's leading, independent magazine for art and culture.

(...) This long and winding journey of image processing – and metaphorically of our daily reality heavily mediated by technology, as the wall text tells us – characterises Lee’s show. In Lee’s work, every bit of our everyday perceptive experience is radically rearranged, to call attention to the blurry line between natural and artificial sensations. (...)

DATE | 22 August 2023
Writer | Mark Westall, the founder and editor of FAD magazine

The Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE) and the Korean Culture Centre UK (KCCUK) presents Audible Garden a ground-breaking solo exhibition by artist Dr. Jinjoon Lee.
Drawing deeply from East Asian philosophy and enriched by his experiences in Korea, Japan, and the UK, Lee employs an auto-ethnographic approach to delve into the profound transformations that have been brought about by the rampant spread of media and technology.

DATE | 20 December 2022
Writer | Sunghoon Lim
Sunghoon Lim is an aesthetician, art critic. 

One autumn day in 2022, when the afternoon sun starts to set down and the evening light gets dusky, I met media installation work of Jinjoon Lee entitled Manufactured Nature: Irworobongdo (hereinafter abbreviated as Irworobongdo) at Changgyeonggung Palace. This installation work created based on AI technology makes us realize how immensely art can take us to a different cultural landscape.  (...) 

Year |  2009
Writer | Wonbang Kim
Wonbang Kim is art critic, Professor of Hongik University.

The basic elements which constitutes the work are 3: light which is flamboyant and oneiric and which associates the stage of shows or theaters; space where endlessly reproduces and expands because of being full of mirrors and a stainless steel object which is installed in the center and is seen as if it is a stage for the performance of lead characters.  (...) 

Year |  2008
Yongsung Baek is art philosopher, Professor of Humanitas College of Kyung Hee University

“A religion without practice is no longer a religion." This applies equally to their lives and their destinies. It also holds true for art. Art without practice is already an institution, a self-repeating cycle captured within a hierarchical system of 'aesthetic division' like that expressed by Rancière. However, the practitioner bears a precarious fate, in a dual sense. (...) 

Year |  2008
Writer | Chooyoung Lee 
Choo-young Lee is curator of National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

The gift given equally to all human beings by the divine is death. Death is an inevitable object that no human can avoid, and it was a subject of fear and awe. On the other hand, death was a presence of immense and fatal attraction that did not tolerate human resistance. Curiosity about the world beyond death and the desire for escapism from reality enabled voluntary death. (...)
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