This edition’s overarching theme, Local and In-Depth, highlights regional gems by opening museum archives and atelier doors of local artists to our global audience. Through a series of online interviews, OBSESSED! 2021 focuses on big ideas by a diverse range of experts based in the Netherlands and Belgium: curators, artists, designers, craftspeople, collectors and more.

Established in 2017 by Current Obsession, OBSESSED! is a Jewellery Festival that focuses on amplifying and celebrating jewellery and its makers. The festival brings together a range of jewellery-related events that speak to different audiences — antique, fine, fashion, modern and contemporary. 



30 October in Rotterdam

Exhibition Opening: GEM Z at Het Nieuwe Instituut

The entire month of November in Apeldoorn

Salim Bayri – Moving Archive and All That Glitters in CODA Apeldoorn

5-7 November in Amsterdam

Once Upon a Time at Studio Patina

6-7 November in Amsterdam

Current Obsession x SWEETS Hotel

8 November in Amsterdam

TheMarjan Unger Lecture with Janice Deul at the Rijksmuseum

9-10-11-12 November in Utrecht

Current Obsession x Le Guess Who?: Anouk van Klaveren

10 November in Amsterdam

Synchronised Swimming at The Pool

13-14-15 November in Amsterdam

Hatch at the Volkshotel Amsterdam

13-14 November in Amsterdam

The Majority is Diversity in progress at Factor IJ Amsterdam

13-14 November in Amsterdam

Uit de Kast Komen de Gevoelens

14 November in Amsterdam

Françoise van den Bosch Foundation x Stedelijk Museum

14 November in Amsterdam

Het Dagverblijf with students and alumni of Maastricht Institute of Arts at Sexyland

14-21 November in Amsterdam

PAN Amsterdam, 17 November Jewellery Day

18 November in Rotterdam

Thursday Night Live! at Het Nieuwe Instituut

19-28 November – Online

Catawiki Auction x OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival

20 November in Amsterdam

OiaaiO by Salon Dinie Besems and guests

20-21 November in Amsterdam

Moving Things #4 SALON

20-21 November in Amsterdam

The Glass Cabinet

22 – 28 November in Amsterdam

Follow the Smoke by Bibi van der Velden

26 November in Maastricht

Current Obsession x Fashionclash: Kalkidan Hoex

26 – 28 November in Amsterdam

What Nature Offers by Anke AMO Akerboom

26 – 28 November in Amsterdam

ALL THAT IS SOLID, A LIE! in 4bid Gallery

28 November – 6 Maart in Apeldoorn

Réka Fekete: Recent Acquisitions in Coda Apeldoorn


19-20-21 November in Antwerpen

Diamond programme bij DIVA Museum Antwerpen

19-20-21 November in Antwerpen


19-20-21 November in Antwerpen

Connected at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

19-20-21 November in Antwerpen

Breaking Rules bij Gallery Beyond

19-20-21 November in Antwerpen

Loop & Loupe

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