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

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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 editing a section of Bernard Smith's writings 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); Borges' Short Stories: A Reader's Guide (2010) and Deleuze and Guattari's What is Philosophy?: A Reader's Guide (2015).

MADA’s teaching & research staff are creative professionals, leading practitioners and renowned researchers who are at the top of their game, nationally and internationally.

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