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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 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). His forthcoming books include UnAustralian Art, with ADS Donaldson, to be published by Power Publishing, University of Sydney, and Stanley Cavell and the Arts, for Bloomsbury Publishing, London. Butler is currently editing two collections, one on the Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo and another on the documentary film-maker Joshua Oppenheimer.

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