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To Ransom the Prisoners
Nikhil Murthy
01.12.19 - 01.31.19

Opening Saturday, January 12, 7-11pm

Elephant is pleased to present To Ransom the Prisoners, a solo exhibition by Nikhil Murthy. In the Old Testament of the Bible, Isaiah 61 describes the freeing of debt slaves through the cancellation of all debts during the Jubilee year as mandated by Judaic Law. In the New Testament, Jesus reads from this passage during his first sermon in Nazareth (Luke 4:16), immediately contending that any just economic system must be concerned with its weakest members. Still, the new Roman economic and legal system prohibited this nature of cancellation. It would require a supernatural sacrifice to execute a restoration of justice from a bygone economic form during what was seen as an “End Time” beset with injustice, inequality and debt bondage.

We are again living in an era that is seen as an “End Time”, where the previous rules and solutions to our problems seem impotent to restore an understood form of order and balance. In fact, as in Jesus’ time, we are no…

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