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Welcome to OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival

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OBSESSED! is a biennial jewellery festival taking place in various cities across the Netherlands and Belgium. OBSESSED! unites the best jewellery-related events – museum and gallery exhibitions, talks, fairs, book presentations and artist open studios – into one intriguing programme put together by Current Obsession.


OBSESSED! invites independent curators and artists to contribute to our programme. Contact us with a proposal:


The inaugural edition of OBSESSED! ran throughout the whole month of November 2017 in Amsterdam, Appeldoorn, Den Bosch, Den Haag, Leiden and Nijmegen. The festival’s programme was accompanied by a special edition of OBSESSED! Paper published by Current Obsession, and this interactive webpage.


The second, 2019 edition of OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival brought together independent artists, galleries and cultural institutions from across the Netherlands in celebration of Jewellery. United.

Jewellery. United. is a new paradigm in jewellery discourse. It broadens the scope of what is seen as jewellery in relation to other creative fields and bridges various genres within the jewellery field itself. Regardless of how much it costs, where it is sold, or how many copies of it were made: it’s special to you, and that’s what matters!


Please get in touch via to receive our press release, available in Dutch and English
Download the press release here and view the press images here


For general information, to propose a collaboration or advertisement, please get in touch via
+31 (0) 6 52 64 99 58


2019 Edition


1 November in Arnhem
Exhibition Opening: Body Control at Museum Arnhem 


1–3 November in Maastricht

11th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival in Maastricht (2–11–2019) Special Event FASHIONCLASH Master Bed Talk, Current Obsession in conversation with Barbara Langendijk & Noon Passama


2 November in Amsterdam
Terhi Tolvanen, FrontRoom: Kiko Gianocca at Galerie Rob Koudijs


3 November in Nijmegen
Galerie Marzee: next exhibitions
Eva Eisler & Alumni, Carmen Hauser, Julia Walter, Florian Weichsberger


3 November in Apeldoorn
Exhibition Opening: A time of Seeing, showing 40 years of Beppe Kessler at CODA Museum Apeldoorn


4 November in Amsterdam
The Marjan Unger Lecture at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam – Valerie Steele


6–10 November in Amsterdam

M3 – Rising Matters


6 November in Amsterdam
INTRO, established and supported by Galerie Marzee


7–10 November in Amsterdam
SIERAAD Art Fair, international jewellery design fair at the Westergasfabriek Amsterdam


8 November in Amsterdam

Launch of the #7 Issue of Current Obsession Magazine at the Athenaeum Boekhandel


8 November in Amsterdam
SLOW REVEAL by Challenging Jewellery at the Rietveld Pavilion


9 November in Utrecht

James Merry + live embroidery & Q&A at the Centraal Museum


9 November in Amsterdam

Studio 3000 Winter Salon


9 November in Amsterdam
Performance day HABIT(ATS), Jewellery – Linking Bodies department of Gerrit Rietveld Academie at Stichting Mediamatic


9 November in Amsterdam
Beeldende Sier Performance at Galerie de Hooffzaak


9–10 November in Amsterdam
The Majority is Diversity at PATTA’s pop up atelier


10 November in Amsterdam
Françoise van den Bosch award ceremony and symposium with the 2018 prizewinner Lin Cheung at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam


12 November in Amsterdam
Conversation Pieces, Kring Kunstgeschiedenis – Alumni UvA (Universiteit van Amsterdam)


14 November in Apeldoorn
Exhibition Opening: Galerie Ra introducing Drag Power – Gender, pride & glamour at CODA Museum Apeldoorn at CODA Museum Apeldoorn


15 November in Amsterdam
Everything but the Bag by Simon Marsiglia at Tassenmuseum


16 November in Amsterdam
Social Club – Jewellery Perspectives at the Spring House

Dead Darlings in collaboration with Current Obsession present a jewellery auction at the Spring House


15–17 November in Amsterdam
Studio Patina 2nd Anniversary Celebration


16-17 November in Amsterdam
Modular Design Jewellery

16–17 November in Amsterdam
Moving Things #2


17 November in Amsterdam


Live from the 18 November



23 November in Antwerp
Wonderkamer II: Wouters & Hendrix at DIVA
De Gouden Straatjes

7 MINUTES IN HEAVEN at Galerie Beyond
Antwerp’s Most Brilliant Jewellers special events by Adelin, Adin, Nadine Wijnants and Wouters & Hendrix


23 November in Amsterdam
Réka Feketa at Galerie Ra


24 November-1 December in Amsterdam
PAN Amsterdam 


29-30 November in Amsterdam
Diamond Workers Union 125th anniversary by International Institute of Social History



CODA museum Apeldoorn: 21 Grams + Handshake 5 + Crown Jewels from Gelderland + Drag Power
Joods Historisch Museum: Amsterdam Diamantstad
Hermitage Amsterdam: Jewels! The Glitter of the Russian Court