Our interactions with art, especially the process and concept, have become fleeting. In a world where what we see is driven by “want” and “aesthetic ownership”, No Business Magazine explores the stories behind art-making and the artists. How can we take conversations beyond the business side of art, the event we attended, or the Instagram post we just liked and shared?

No Business Magazine wants to add longevity to these interactions and offer people something to ruminate on for a few extra minutes, hours, days. We want to visit spaces and topics that are often overlooked, or are only borne out of a discussion on “diverse/diversity” or non-traditional. How can we make interactions and “consumption” of art and culture more meaningful? How can we move away from art conversations starting with — “How much is that piece?”                                                   
No Business Magazine is a project by     

Angela Zonunpari
Hanna Peterson

With support from Amy Jarding and Eli Show.
Read         Issue One / Identity
Mark

Identity



The first issue visits identity in various forms and concepts: how identity has formed art or art choices; how choices or art impact identity; or how an identity is formed and presented through concepts in art. Identity as identity formation, presentation, and exploration through different artforms, as an individual or artist.

The people featured in Identity touch on very different things, from photographing a Burmese refugee community in Zomi Town aka Tulsa, a popular American sport influencing art practices, exploring identity as an outsider, looking at hybrid identity through art, how fan fiction manifests itself in art, to finding community within a subculture. So, we decided to use these ideas to inspire our approach for designing the whole publication.
Artists & Contributors —

Daniel Mung
Paul Dressen
Amelie Mancini
Marsha Mack
Lorraine Rubio
Eli Show
Brian Bieber


Editorial & Design —

Angela Zonunpari
Hanna Peterson
Amy Jarding
Read         Issue One / Identity

Introduction
Zomi Town
One Base at a Time
Miss Vietnam
I’m going to tell you about who I am through two art pieces.
[I Really Get Into It]
Fan Fiction and the Art of Subjectivity
What is — ?
Mark