Museum of Bags Amsterdam is in transition. From a museum of bags and purses to a dynamic House full of surprising stories. In the run-up to Pride Amsterdam, Museum of Bags Amsterdam invited artist and photographer Jan Hoek, fashion designer Duran Lantink and trans sex support group SistaazHood to exhibit their fashion and photography project entitled Sistaaz of the Castle.
In an unexpected approach for the museum – a ‘photographic intervention’ – the story of the seven Sistaaz is presented throughout the museum. The Sistaaz, a group of trans sex workers in Cape Town, whom almost all live under a bridge next to the Castle of Good Hope, are always dressed in the most lavish outfits which they create themselves. The Sistaaz are the ultimate fashion muses for Jan Hoek and Duran Lantink.