Through a diverse mix of painting, sculpture, installations, smartphone apps, actions, and lectures, Amalia Ulman explores the links between consumerism and identity, class, gender, and taste. She is especially interested in what she calls a “bland” or “middlebrow” aesthetic, characterized by greeting cards, domestic items and ornamentation, plastic surgery, clothing, and other products that both shape notions and serve as the trappings of luxury, beauty, and the ideal lifestyle.