1 — 30 November 2023
Open call for OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival 2023
In the Netherlands: Amsterdam, Arnhem, Apeldoorn, Den Bosch, Den Haag, Maastricht, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Belgium: Antwerp
All Strings Attached!
Are you obsessed with jewellery? We are too! And what’s more satisfying than rifling through your most precious pieces and rediscovering beloved treasures? Obsessed! Jewellery Festival returns for its fourth edition this November, to collect every loose strand of jewellery across the Netherlands and Belgium, holding each piece up to the light to tell its story. Themed All Strings Attached! this edition brings us on a multi-weekend treasure hunt from Amsterdam to Antwerp, assembling our family of jewels around fresh new cords.
Obsessed! continues an initiative by Current Obsession Magazine to link artists, galleries and institutions across the Netherlands and Belgium, through jewellery-related events that incorporate every format from digital adornment to films to physical objects… as ever, exploring jewellery as a vessel for meaning, empowerment and belonging.
Keen to participate in the OBSESSED! 2023 programme?
Our Open Call went out in September 2022, and since then we’ve been forming a programme with our ‘early bird’ participants. Luckily we are able to to accommodate a couple more ‘late birds’ in the programme. So if you missed the deadline but are keen to participate, we’d love to hear your ideas!
For ‘late bird’ submission please apply through this form by the 30th of June: https://form.jotform.com/231233178975361
We are proud to regularly partner with outstanding institutions like the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Design Museum Den Bosch, Françoise van den Bosch Foundation, CODA Museum, Museum Arnhem, DIVA Antwerp, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Maastricht Institute of Arts, Royal Academy Antwerp and many more!
All participating events will become a part of OBSESSED! printed promotional materials, as well as digital outlets shared through our website and social media channels.
We thank our OBSESSED! Team: Frank Verkade – Programme Management · Ranno Ait and Sven Raju – Website Design · Linda Beumer – Graphic Design · Guusje de Bruin – Junior fundraiser · Margaret Munchheimer – Editor · Sofia Nikolaeva – Sound and Video Editor · Marc Ferrer Vives – Visuals and Identity · Matthias Kispert – Sound Design · Vivian R. Morad – Project Management · Irène Schrader – Communication ·