Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
GL STRAND is a modern exhibition hall with an extensive history. In late summer 2010
GL STRAND reopened its doors for a newly refurbished and future art gallery. Our goal is
to stay abreast of the newest tendencies within Danish and international contemporary
art, our key objective being the support of young artists. We aim at propagating the
understanding of art in general through exhibitions of contemporary art. Thus, our visions
today are no different from when GL STRAND was founded in 1825.
GL STRAND features five to six major exhibitions of modern and contemporary art
annually. The main curatorial aim of these exhibitions is to reflect upon our present time
by use of two main curatorial strategies; either through classical masters of modern art
with relevant contemporary aspects, or through exhibitions with artist who embody the
latest tendencies on the Danish and international art scenes. The vision and purpose of
GL STRAND is to give the visitor an interesting experience and to shed light on aspects of
art which are usually not touched upon.
As an exhibition hall, GL STRAND does not have a permanent collection. This gives GL
STRAND a great deal of freedom and allows us a curatorial openness and experimental
flexibility that is different from that of the traditional museum. Throughout history we have
had a tradition for presenting the Danish audience with new art, and for putting art into
new contexts and different framesets
His Royal Highness Crown Prince of Denmark is the patron of GL STRAND.