Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand

Welcome to Kunstforeningen GL STRAND. 


In the heart of Copenhagen’s historical district right by the canalside lies Kunstforeningen GL Strand, an art institution focusing on modern and contemporary art. GL Strand showcases 6-8 exhibitions annually focusing on new Danish talent, the international contemporary art scene and artists art-historical themes in a present-day perspective.

Current Exhibtions:

Tabaimo, Nest (April 1st - August 27th)
GL STRAND presents the internationally recognized Japanese artist Tabaimo’s first solo exhibition in Denmark. Through beautiful and yet disturbing video installations, as well as drawings and paintings, Tabaimo explores themes such as isolation, belonging and the instability that seems to lurk beneath our everyday existence. Tabaimo uses drawings and coloration that evoke the hand-made nature of traditional Japanese woodblock prints (Ukiyo-e) and combines them with sophisticated computer technology. Her layered, surreal narratives are set in domestic interiors and public spaces such as toilets, trains and bathhouses.

Marie Rud Rosenzweig, KIPPLE (April 1st - August 6th)
Marie Rud Rosenzweig’s solo exhibition KIPPLE borrows its title from Philip K. Dick’s dystopian futuristic novel in which ’kipple’ refers to objects — both dead and living — which have been left over in a new, increasingly alien world. In a series of paintings, monumental floor sculptures and photographs Rosenzweig explores the neglected or unusable objects of our time and the narratives they present.

In connection with the series of exhibitions GL STRAND regularly presents a per­spec­tivizing programme of events involving talks and debates, literature readings, concerts and guided tours.

Visitors can also enjoy a break in the café with the charming courtyard, and buy art books, posters, and design items in the shop. 

Opening Hours

11.04.2023 - 23.12.2023:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 11:00 - 20:00
Friday: 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00


Gl. Strand 48

1202 København K