Convent de la Trinitat is an old convent, heir of the Valencian Golden Age. One of those oases where life on the fringe flourished, spirituality on the surface. La Trini is one of the most recent galleries in the city.
It exemplifies a way of understanding artistic spaces as a kind of dialogue with history. Although the walls of La Trini host artistic works that represent recent tastes, the entire model of the gallery goes back to that beautiful possibility of combining memory and making it eternal. Right here, in the 19th century, citizens outside the walls waited for the gates of walls to open. They did it under the light of València moon, an expression that was born exactly as a result of this wait. Or, at least, that is what the urban legend tells.
The fossilized doors of this building were reopened about 20 years ago when the architect Francisco Reyes Medina decided to make this place one of the challenges of his life. Like a skin healer, he stripped the original cuirass and dedicated himself to empowering the sleeping soul of the past centuries. He arranged offices, his own home – where time is counted for hundreds of years – and, finally, in recent months, the gallery.
La Trini exhibition space is the result of the artistic impulse of Lluis Salvador, one of the city’s cultural agitators. In the hallway you can also discover a unique intervention by the contemporary artist Carmen Calvo, manifesting the abrupt change of space between life outside and life in a convent.