Trenton Doyle Hancock at the Institute of Contemporary Art | University of Pennsylvania

Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Flower Bed II: A Prelude to Damnation (detail)”, 2008, 9 color screen-printed wallpaper with fluorescent inks. Published in collaboration with Graphic studio University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Image courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York.

Art21 artist Trenton Doyle Hancock (Season 2) will lecture at the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Contemporary Art this Wednesday, May 14 (7pm). The lecture is held in conjunction with Hancock’s site-specific installation Wow That’s Mean and Other Vegan Cuisine. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Vegans, characters that Hancock first created while a graduate student at Philadelphia’s Tyler School of Art. The installation at ICA honors the occasion by exploring their formation in detail. Read more about the Vegans here.

Other public programs include a selection of horror films hand-picked by Hancock that screen at the ICA through June. Lucio Fulci’s 1983 film, The Beyond, screens this Wednesday at dusk. Watch a trailer for the horror cult classic on YouTube.