Homage to Zubrowka, the Club RoXY Muse

Collecting the City #2

25 September 2022 t/m 21 May 2023
Amsterdam Museum on the Amstel


Collecting the City: Homage to Zubrowka

In the second edition of Collecting the City, one of the themes is Club RoXY. The iconic house club that was home to many kinds of people and burned down in 1999. Cleo Campert was a house photographer and photographed and filmed a lot in the 80s and 90s. In this small exhibition she shares her memories. In two halls Campert shows an homage to Club RoXY and to performing artist Zubrowka International.

This small exhibition opens on September 25 and is part of the Collecting the City project. Together with communities, individuals and institutions from Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Museum 'collects' and presents the stories and objects of today's city.

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Reliving Club RoXY

Are you nostalgic for the iconic club or have you even never been there? This is your chance. Campert uses videos and audio cassettes from her own archive to recreate those endless nights of wild partying, full of creativity and self-expression. The RoXY was a idyllic refuge for anyone who wanted to escape the gray outside world. A silent disco brings the club’s unique atmosphere to life.

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The muse Zubrowka

Campert’s second installation focuses on the people who made Club RoXY so special, and performing artist Zubrowka in particular. Her funny, flamboyant appearances, embodying the club’s free-spirited ethos, are recalled in a series of photos, her throne, and peepshow boxes.

Club RoXY through the eyes of...

Every week a video follows in which people look back at club RoXY and the performances from different perspectives. Watch the entire series on our YouTube channel

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Collecting the City #2

Until 2025, this is where the Amsterdam Museum and members of our vibrant city will present and “collect” the city. During that time, many neighborhood museums, community networks, local artists, and enthusiastic residents will share objects and stories about Amsterdam.

Every six months, new contributors are invited to showcase their ideas—whether that is a perspective on the past, a beautiful or painful moment in the present, or a vision of the city for the future. One permanent partner that will be occupying three rooms is the foundation of Museum om de Hoek, which includes 23 neighborhood museums scattered throughout Amsterdam.

Check out the other two small exhibitions:

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Amsterdam Museum on the Amstel

Amstel 51, Amsterdam

Opening hours

Open daily from 10.00 till 17.00 hrs.

How to get there

The museum is easily accessible by public transport: Tram 4 (stop Rembrandtplein) and 14 (stop Waterlooplein) Metro 51, 53 and 54 (stop Waterlooplein, exit Nieuwe Herengracht).

Nearest parking garages are: Nationale Opera & Ballet, Waterlooplein, The Bank and Markenhoven. For more information, please visit amsterdam.nl/parkeren.

Mede mogelijk gemaakt door

De tentoonstelling wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door het VSBfonds, Gemeente Amsterdam en Cleo Campert Fotografie.