“Silence is Compliance: 寧鳴而死,不默而生is an international online art project to remember one year of social movement in Hong Kong by Young Blood Initiative, in collaboration with Zine Coop & We Are HKers.

Prompted by the daunting arrival of the national security law and the anniversary of the movement, we are presenting the international online art project for us to remember the fight against tyranny in HK one year on through the power of art.


When the act of remembering could be a sin, the freedoms of speech, expressions and publishing are severely threatened, this platform creates the precious space to send out the message once more, clear and loud, we stand with Hong Kong as artists, researchers, writers from different parts of the world, power to the people!


The art project showcases works created mostly by Hong Kong artists and creatives. The pieces are curated to illustrate the social movement in different angles through the lenses of artists, researchers and the people from the city:

From the Eyes of the Researchers

A team of 4 art researchers put together a visual essay on key moments of the movement through art and objects.


From the Eyes of the People

Personal stories by people from Hong Kong will be told through text and video interviews and zines.


From the Eyes of the Artists

The protest movement has inspired a generation of Hong Kong artists. The gallery will showcase a curated collection of pieces by some interesting talents, completing the experience through the artists’ angles.



The project is not funded. If you support what we do and you would like us to continue and expand, donation is appreciated:


This is made possible by the dedication of our team:
Candy Choi
Jimena Mendizabel del Moral
H. Wong
Z. Tang
S. Lam
C. Cheng