Everything but the bag | Museum of Bags Amsterdam

Everything but the bag

30 october - 1 december
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DAILY 10:00 - 17:00
Jewellery / Simon Marsiglia

On the occasion of OBSESSED!  Jewellery Festival, Current Obsession got the opportunity to invite young talent Simon Marsiglia to exhibit his latest work at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam.

Marsiglia (Sweden, 1993) is a cross disciplinary artist who doesn’t place a border between the realms of jewellery, sculpture and fashion. His works are influenced by different subcultures, mixing a wide variety of objects into one big melting pot. Marsiglia intends for these objects to belong to fictional characters, and to act as arguments for the existence of such characters. In this exhibition you will find an array of objects and accessories: everything from a science fiction inspired creature to a wearable fountain. The works encourage the visitor to speculate as to who/what could possibly embody these objects and what extraterrestrial purse or bag could be combined with these objects to bring a character to life.

To add to the widespread collection of works Marsiglia also brings a collaboration with fellow artist Béa Vancaillie called Masks of Evolutionary Nostalgia. “Masks offer a way to create a personal story as well as to link ourselves to a greater narrative. In this speculative future many materials and technologies of today will become obsolete, outdated or non-existent. Therefore, the materials used in making the masks are a point of nostalgic reflection…”


This exhibition is part of the OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival taking place in November and initiated by Current Obsession; a jewellery magazine and platform showcasing  new ways of presenting and experiencing jewellery.

Simon Marsiglia has previously exhibited work in the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. He is currently a student at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. For a more detailed portrait of Simon Marsiglia’s practise, look-up his interview in the OBSESSED! paper.

What people are saying

I would recommend a stopover for any fan of purses!
One woman's acquiring a handbag led to a huge collection. Margaret Thatcher, Liz Taylor and Hilary Clinton's bags are all here.
"Loved this museum!"
Really gorgeous handbags with explanations. Fab restaurant there too and a tea shop.
"Spectacular place"