This week’s featured syllabus is Syllabus on Opacity by
Ellery Bryan.

Ellery’s syllabus grapples with academic and institutional frameworks for digesting and evaluating art. Their essay identifies the false premise of striving for objective truth, and the limitations imposed when works are burdened with expectations of clarity, exposition, and proof. The piece emphasizes the necessity of rethinking the values of legibility and believability, and of interrogating in what context and at whose bidding these values are being defined.