November 24– january 13, 2012 
EXTRACT is GL STRAND’s annual exhibition of young international art. The exhibition shows seven young artists from Europe who all have graduated from their master's program this year. Having studied respectively at The Glasgow School of Art, Staatliche Akademie für Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, Funen Art Academy and The Royal Danish Art Academy, the artists represent a selected view into the international art scene as it appears right now.

EXTRACT II aims to exhibit, celebrate and communicate younger artists internationally, presenting them in a comprehensive exhibition context in order to promote their work within a broader setting. All artists are selected on the basis of their graduation from the art academies, and all the works are exhibited in Denmark for the first time.
Diversity both in expression and content is a characteristic of EXTRACT II. The artists work with a wide range of media and practices which include, amongst other things, studies of storytelling, the archive, multiculturalism, landscape painting and the light's ability to tell stories and fascinate us. However, as a common thread within these very different themes, is a general tendency, which transpires as an interest in the relationship between nature and culture.

The exhibition is accompanied by the EXTRACT Prize of DKK 50.000, which will be awarded to one of the exhibiting artists. The prize will be selected by a jury which team up anew every year. This year the jury consists of Artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Director of the Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in Luxembourg, Enrico Lunghi, and Director of Argauer Kunsthaus in Switzerland, Madeleine Schuppli. The award is granted by The Obel Family Foundation. The winner of the EXTRACT Prize will also be awarded with a solo exhibition at GL STRAND. Last year’s winner was the Danish artist Mads Thomsen, who will be exhibiting in GL STRAND during the summer of 2013.

Participating artists: Selma Alaçam (DE), Anna Bak (DK), Simon Haske (DE), Kai Mailänder (DE), Claire Moore (UK), Astrid Myntekær (DK) and Zoe Williams (UK).
The exhibition is supported by: 
Det Obelske Familiefond