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Jakarta – From Indonesia to Singapore, designer Valentina D’Amato establishes herself with support from the Italian Institute of Culture

Fashion, decor, design. The Art 1: New Museum & Art Space in Jakarta features modern art masterpieces, contemporary works that are both fascinating and suggestive. It now hosts a Made in Italy area thanks to Sicilian textile designer Valentina D’Amato, who recently visited the Indonesian capital to present her collection of furnishings and fashion accessories such as foulards, scarves, and cushions. “My exhibition was promoted by the city’s Italian Institute of Culture. I must thank Michela Magrì (Director of the IIC in Jakarta) for giving me this opportunity. The exhibition was among the events promoted during the week of Italian culture,” the artist said. “My creations were presented in October inside a prestigious shopping centre.

Ten pieces from the designer’s collection remain on display in Jackarta’s Art 1 Museum

Valentina’s decorations and designs can take anyone to magical, mysterious, metaphysical worlds. Her pieces – all made with pure silk and handpainted – are inspired by art, architecture, music, cinema, and nature’s plethora of forms and colours. Filtered through her artistic sensibility and style they take on new forms in which dreams, reality, and innovation are made one. Valentina was more than pleased with her time in Jakarta and is already making plans for the future. “Today, thanks to that experience, ten pieces from my collection remained on display in the city’s art gallery. They blend the artisanal with the artistic. It is my own original design, born from a moment of creativity. The products are handmade and therefore artisanal, which is why galleries are always happy to host them. My creations will also be showcased at Singapore’s Art Stage from January 21 to 24. They are unique and very high-quality Made in Italy products,” she said. “Viewing my art side by side with batik, a textile dyeing technique, was highly constructive, as was my meeting with local businessmen, which will lead to collaborations in the future. I’m now preparing to spread to America.  I’m attempting to export my products through various sales locations in the United States. I was already able to make myself known last year when I presented my workbook at the Italian Institute  of Culture in Los Angeles.”