While in Venice, 2015 IUSB Study Abroad students had the privilege of attending the 56th Venice Biennale Festival. This international contemporary art festival embodies the ambiguity that is artistic mode. There are Biennale festivals that take place all over the world showcasing advances in technologies, as well as new perspectives in art. Artists contribute works to specific exhibits that represent their country. The first Biennale took place in Venice in 1895. The Venice Biennale has been held every other year since.