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Dr Rex Butler is an art historian, writer and Professor (Art History & Theory).
His research interests include Australian art and art criticism, Post-War American art and Critical Theory. He has recently completed a book, UnAustralian Art, with ADS Donaldson, to be published by Power Publishing, University of Sydney, and another, Stanley Cavell and the Arts, for Bloomsbury Publishing, London. He is currently editing two collections, one on the Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo and another on the documentary film-maker Joshua Oppenheimer.
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), Radical Revisionism (2005), Borges' Short Stories: A Reader's Guide (2010) and Deleuze and Guattari's What is Philosophy?: A Reader's Guide (2015).
Art History, PhD, University of Sydney
Award Date: 1 Jul 1990
Research area keywords
- Art History
- Art Criticism
- Art Theory
McLean, I., Butler, R., Donaldson, A. & Pierse, S.
28/04/20 → 28/04/22
Butler, R., 2021, London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic. 218 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book › Research › peer-review
Butler, R., 2020, In : Index Journal. 1
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen Access
Butler, R. & Donaldson, A. D. S., 2020, The Australian Art Field: Practices, Policies, Institutions. Bennett, T., Stevenson, D., Myers, F. & Winikoff, T. (eds.). New York, USA: Routledge, p. 44-55 12 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review
14 Apr 2018
Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and Events › Public lecture/debate/seminar