The Convent de la Trinitat is a convent space heir to the Valencian Golden Age. One of those oases where life flourished on the margins, spirituality on the surface. Door to door – but rather, patio to patio- 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. Starting with your own. Although the walls of La Trini hang works that represent recent winds, the entire model of the gallery goes back to that beautiful possibility of combining memory and making it perennial. Right here, in the 19th century, the citizens outside the walls waited for the gates of the walls to open. They did it in the light of the València moon, an expression that was born as a result of this wait. Or, at least, that advances the urban legend.
TAlthough more recent, the doors of this building treated like a fossil were reopened nearly 20 years ago when the architect Francisco Reyes Medina decided to make this complex one of the challenges of his life. Like a skin healer, he stripped off the original armor and dedicated himself to empowering the sleeping soul between the centuries. He had offices, his own home – where time is reckoned with hundreds of years – and, finally, in recent months, the gallery.
The exhibition space of La Trini is the result of the artistic impulse of Lluis Salvador, one of the usual agitators of the city. In the entrance hall of the building, a unique intervention by the contemporary artist Carmen Calvo can also be discovered, showing the abruptness of the change of space between life outside and life in a convent.