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HAPPENINGS

THE BIG PICTURE

Bruce Mau and Institute Without Borders:Design Will Set Us Free

by Lisa Cupolo

What is it about art that makes us feel good about being in the world?

Recently, a series of 24 lightboxes was hung in streetcar shelter kiosks along Toronto's clunky Queen Street West. The exhibit, called "The New Sins" was created by David Byrne— the cofounder of New York's experimental rock group Talking Heads- and originated in the form of a book published for the 2001 Valencia Biennale. Each lightbox contained a word such as "Charity" "Freedom" or…

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