In a contemporary art world that often feels like one giant exitless
fair, Art Basel (16-19 June) retains a special place.
In fact, he writes of the coal mine as a "dark" place, as an exitless
labyrinth, noting, "as a rule, young boys who begin life in a coal-mine are often physically and mentally dwarfed.
119) In this way, again, metaphors highlight mystery: they confront us with the challenge to allow ourselves to be encompassed by "the exitless
and unsignposted freedom of God.
49) Von Balthasar envisages eternal life as the "pure opposite of the boredom of an exitless
An implied author who seems to delight in retailing his own fantasies--an implied delectator--would have punctured Ungar's otherwise perfectly suffocating, exitless
The book's final poem, "Entrance," situates the poet with "an ally in a maze / that will stay exitless
each lane / more alive than the last.
The first installation, two years ago, organized around Williams Mirrors, 1977, which was acquired by the museum in 1993, included the mirror works Thread waste, 1968, and Portland Mirrors, 1977, which opened the space to the endless reflection of the viewers, and the long Passageway, 1961, which by contrast enclosed viewers within an exitless