CALL FOR PLACENTA is a proposition made by Kadija de Paula for the exhibition ENCOURAGEMENT. Here she makes a call for new mothers to donate their placentas and give her the honor to cook them. The objective is that together, mother and artist, investigate the nutritional benefits of placentophagy - a common practice amongst placental mammals - and, explore the culinary and social aspects of eating human protein by making a “Placenta Party”, a celebration in which the mother eats her placenta to prevent postpartum depression and other complications,and shares it with guests who wish to celebrate the newborn and her motherhood.
CALL FOR PLACENTA , 2017
Kadija de Paula
acrylic on paper 60 cm x 100 cm
ENCOURAGEMENT curated by Ursula Maria Probst at
SARACURA, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil