4 Mãos – Criar uma obra de arte sem sair de casa com a cumplicidade de um/a artista

This publication is the result of the online programme Uma peça a quatro mãos. Part of the educational service of the Galerias Municipais de Lisboa, this programme, which took place in 2021 during the pandemic period due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, was aimed at children and young people who were at home due to the closing of schools.

In this online program, two or three sessions took place where both the young person and the artist, in a one-on-one relationship, were able to share ideas and find affinities which allowed them to create a piece together. It was through this correspondence work that the cast of artists who participated in “four hands” was formed. The online sessions were mediated by a member of the mediation team at the Municipal Galleries, with a minimum quota of intervention (they were the hosts of the virtual site of the meeting, in a redrawn position of silence and with their cameras off, only visible and audible at times of welcoming and farewell). The encounters flowed in a intimately public way, whose images reproduced here are the testimony of the unique experiences of the allowed proximity in such troubled times.