Grassomania Festival is an annual event related to Günter Grass’s artistic heritage in the field of literature and visual arts. The event was the idea of Iwona Bigos, and its first editions were prepared by both herself and Maria Sasin.
Each Grassomania has a different form: a special internet game, a review of films, a location-based game, artistic residences, workshops or exhibitions of artistic works inspired by the Nobel-prize laureate. The festival steps beyond the walls of 4G, as it is aimed at the dissemination of knowledge on Grass’s broadly-understood creative output. Grassomania project is currently implemented by Marta Wróblewska.
Previous editions of the Grassomania Festival:
2018: With Lemonade Powder on Tongues (Świętopełka Park, selected places in Gdansk city centre, Gdansk Günter Grass Gallery)
2017: Sieroca Re:Visited Vol. 2 (Daniel Chodowiecki and Günter Grass House)
2016: Sieroca Revisited (Daniel Chodowiecki and Günter Grass House)
2015: Grasomania 7 (Gdansk Günter Grass Gallery, Watra cinema, Wybickiego Square, Tawerna Mestwin restaurant)
2014: Grassomania 6 (Gdansk Günter Grass Gallery, burghers’ house at the corner of Piwna and Kołodziejska Streets, burghers’ house at the corner of Straganiarska and Grobla Streets, Crane, Długie Pobrzeże Street)
2013: Ostatnie Tańce [Last Dances] (Gdansk-Wrzeszcz)
2012: Niepamięć [Non-Memory] (Gdansk-Wrzeszcz)
2011: Pragnienia i Tęsknoty [Desires and Longings] (Gdansk Günter Grass Gallery, Helikon cinema)
2010: Czas i Grass [Time and Grass] (building of the former Neptune shopping centre, Gdansk-Wrzeszcz)
2009: Tożsamość miejsca [Identity of the Place] (Gdansk Günter Grass Gallery, Spiż 7, St. John Centre, Gdansk-Wrzeszcz)