Collecting the City: Homage to Zubrowka
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.
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.
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.
Collecting the City
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:
Amsterdam Museum on the Amstel
Amstel 51, Amsterdam
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.