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Jun 26 2013 2:55PM
 
Menstrual blood stained cloths on display at art exhibition
Five years of menstrual blood on feminine cloths put on display. Photo: Youtube
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TNA Reporter

Artist Carina Ubeda, from Chile has chosen a rather bizarre way to express her art.

Along with other interesting artworks, visitors at the Quillota Center of Culture and Health art exhibition will be confronted with the site of 90 pieces of blood stained fabrics on display.

The fabrics which are stained with the artist’s menstrual blood hang next to dangling apples, which are meant to represent ovulation, according to the dailymail.com.

Ubeda reportedly spent five years collecting the blood on the pieces of fabric.

'I can not wear pads because they give me allergies,' Ubeda was quoted telling a Chilean publication.

She told the publication that she wanted to combine her art with something personal.

'Many people have asked me why I wanted to show something so intimate. . . For me, it is simply a work of art made by me, I see them as separate things,' she reportedly said.

The exhibition has drawn different reactions from art lovers; with some calling it ‘disgusting’ and ‘filthy’ while others have come to her defence.

'I loved the reflection of the artist, being able to look at everyday things from a point of view much more abstract, such an act, I feel beautiful!', the dailymail.co.uk quoted one woman saying.

In case you were wondering, the cloths do not give off any kind of smell as they were sprayed with disinfectant before being put on display.

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