Dr Rex Butler


Dr Rex Butler is an art historian, writer and Professor (Art History & Theory) at Monash University.

His research interests include Australian art and art criticism, Post-War American art and Critical Theory. Rex Butler has recently completed a book, Outside In:10 Essays on UnAustralian Art, with ADS Donaldson and edited a selection of Bernard Smith's writings, Antipodean Perspective, with Sheridan Palmer. He is currently writing a book on Stanley Cavell and the Arts.

He is the author or editor of eleven books, including What is Appropriation? (1996), Jean Baudrillard: The Defence of the Real (1999), A Secret History of Australian Art (2002), Slavoj Zizek: Live Theory (2005), Borges' Short Stories: A Reader's Guide (2010) and Deleuze and Guattari's What is Philosophy?: A Reader's Guide (2015).