Péter Apor, Sándor Horváth, Tamás Scheibner and Éva Kovács
This article describes the concepts and approaches to Cultural Opposition used by the COURAGE project (funded by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 programme). It examines how can the legacy of Cultural Opposition be analyzed from the perspective of the cultural heritage and collections and what are the promises of the Cultural Opposition term for the emergence of new possibilities in the historiography of the Communist Era. This article argues that the use of cultural heritage of the socialist Cultural Opposition is strongly linked to the history and trajectory of the Cultural Opposition collections, and that the analysis of the collections story offers a clearer understanding of the post-communist transformation from a different point of view.
The text represents the division of Czechoslovak art into the official and unofficial art. On the structure and the changing number of the members of the Union of Czechoslovak (Czech) Visual Artists it shows, that official art may indicate different meaning according to the contemporary political situation. The division of visual art into official and unofficial thus seems not to be fixed or clear.