Hybridity is a well-used buzzword in contemporary culture, but in the case of the 17 artists represented in Jeffrey Deitch’s new exhibition, it’s essential. From the blending of East and West in style and influence, to the foundations of functional design in Japanese art history, to a dialog between fine art and underground and street culture, and a vital tension between tradition and innovation, they each have a salient statement to make on the current state of international visual society. Tokyo Pop Underground is curated by Tokyo gallerist Shinji Nanzuka, and looks at seminal moments from the 1960s to the present day.
Jeffrey Deitch, 925 N. Orange Dr., Hollywood; Opening reception: Sat., Nov. 23, 6-8 p.m.; Nov. 23-Jan. 18; free. deitch.com.