Zlín: Public Art and the City

  • Jana Snedarova Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Keywords: Functionalist Architecture, Participation, Public Art, Public Space, Site-specific, Urban Regeneration


In this article, the topic of public art in an urban environment of the post-industrial city is viewed in the context of one place – Zlín. Contemporary artworks integrated into the city spaces show the city as a site, in the context of its Modernist architecture and urbanism. They reflect both the past and the present-day changes in society and the way how we see and experience the world. Public art in Zlín has become part of the transformation and regeneration of public spaces fostering the enhancement of the quality of lives of local urban residents. It is evident from the research that Zlín can be perceived as a place with great potential for new art projects and for the public’s participation and engagement.

Author Biography

Jana Snedarova, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

Jana Šnédarová is an art teacher and lecturer. As a PhD student at the Faculty of Multimedia Communications—Department of Visual Arts, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, the Czech Republic she focuses mainly on public art in the city spaces. Among others, she has published the results of her research in the article "Zlín: Public Art in the Postindustrial Landscape." The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts 14 (1): 23-35.

How to Cite
Snedarova, J. (2019). Zlín: Public Art and the City. The International Visual Culture Review, 1, 43-53. Retrieved from https://journals.epistemopolis.org/image/article/view/2242