The cascade of changes in Burma means we are presented with all manner of welcome surprises. I had never thought I would attend an urban art exhibition in central Yangon showcasing the work of Southeast Asian graffiti artists. But there I was. It was an unexpected addition to my time in Yangon, where I was attending the 2012 Asialink Conversations: a tremendously stimulating event. Details on the Conversations are available here.

At the exhibition, I enjoyed some lively chats with the participants, who came from all corners of the region, and also took a few photos. Naturally enough, The Myanmar Times will have a good write-up in next week’s paper. In the meantime there are plenty of details on this Facebook page.

The event, for those who are curious, was held in a condo which is currently in the final stage of construction. The organiser worked out an arrangement with his boss, who facilitated access to the multi-storey venue. As a space for art, it was really quite something.