Butler, Rex (2014). Less than nothing to say: an introduction to Slavoj Žižek. In The Žižek Dictionary (pp. ix-xx) Durham, UK: Acumen Publishing.
Butler, Rex (2014). Hetero-architecture: the style of 'Whatever' in art, architecture and fashion. In Nadir Lahiji (Ed.), The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture (pp. 183-195) London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic.
Butler, Rex (2013). Forward to the past: on the paradoxes of time travel. In Amelia Barikin and Helen Hughes (Ed.), Making worlds: art and science fiction (pp. 62-83) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Surpllus.
Butler, Rex (2009). Damien Hirst's death drive - Contemporary art after irony. In Christian Gether and Marie Laurberg (Ed.), Damien Hirst (pp. 107-115) Denmark: ARKEN Museum of Modern Art.
Butler, Rex (2009). Peripheral burnout: Paul Foss in correspondence with Rex Butler. In Paul Foss (Ed.), The &-Files: Art & Text 1981-2002 (pp. 64-71) Brisbane, Australia and Florida, United States: Institute of Modern Art and Whale & Star.
Butler, Rex and Simmons, Laurence (2008). Practical religion: on the after-life of Colin McCahon. In Paul Morris and Mike Grimshaw (Ed.), Landfall 215: Waiting for godzone (pp. 119-128) Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.
Butler, R. W. (2007). Allegories of animation: Schindler's List, E.T. and The Lion King. In Cholodenko, A. (Ed.), The Illusion of Life II: More Essays on Animation (pp. 314-336) Sydney: Power Publications.
Butler, Rex and Broadfoot, Keith (2006). Baudrillard, Perspective and the Void of Architecture. In Francesco Proto (Ed.), Mass. Identity. Architecture. Architectural Writings of Jean Baudrillard (pp. 181-187) England: Wiley-Academy.
Butler, R. W. (2004). Baudrillad's light writing or photographic thought. In Coulter, G. (Ed.), Cahiers de L'Herne balance correct L'Henrie Baudrillard (pp. 215-223) Paris: Editions de l'Herne.
Butler, Rex W. (2003). Emily Kame Kngwarreye and the undeconstructible space of justice. In Gaiger, Jason and Wood, Paul (Ed.), Art of the 20th Century: A Reader (pp. 304-319) New Haven, USA: Yale University Press.
Butler, R. W. and Broadfoot, K. (2002). A Fold in Time: Ann MacDonald and the Origin of Photography. In Koop, Stuart (Ed.), Value Added Goods (pp. 34-46) Melbourne: Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Butler, Rex W. (2001). Before the Law: Reading the Yuendumu Doors with Eric Michaels. In de Vries, Hent and Weber, Samuel (Ed.), Religion and Media (pp. 514-527) Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
Butler, R. W. (2000). 'The man who knows too much': On Michael Fried's 'Impressionism'. In Jill Beaulieu, Mary Roberts and Toni Ross (Ed.), Refracting Vision: Essays on the Writings of Michael Fried (pp. 155-176) Sydney: Power Publications.
Butler, Rex and Donaldson, A. D. S. (2015) War and peace: 200 years of Australian-German artistic relations. EMAJ Electronic Melbourne Art Journal, 1 8: 1-24.
Butler, Rex and Donaldson, A. D. S. (2015) Trans-Pacific: abstract painting in Australia, New Zealand and America 1930–1960. Discipline, 4 37-48.
Butler, Rex (2014) What was Abstract Expressionism? Abstract Expressionism after Aboriginal Art. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, 14 1: 76-91. doi:10.1080/14434318.2014.936529
Butler, Rex and Donaldson, A.D.S. (2013) Surrealism and Australia: towards a world history of Surrealism. Journal of Art Historiography, 9: 1-15.
Butler, Rex and Donaldson, A. D. S. (2013) Ten rooms: the real spaces of Asian-Australian artistic interaction. Broadsheet, 42 3: 210-213.
Butler, Rex (2013) Bernard Smith and the Myth of Isolation - A Symposium. Eyeline, 78/79: 50-51.
Butler, Rex and Donaldson, A.D.S. (2013) Bernard Smith's Real Choice: Surrealism or Abstraction 1930-1950. Eyeline, 78/79: 64-71.
Butler, Rex (2012) Parallel collisions: in the shadow of all our relations and traumatised art. Broadsheet, 41 2: 130-133.
Butler, Rex and Donaldson, A. D. S. (2012) Against provincialism: Australian-American connections 1900-2000. Journal of Australian Studies, 36 3: 291-307. doi:10.1080/14443058.2012.703221
Butler, Rex (2012) Infinity and One: On Jorge Luis Borges'S 'El Inmortal'. Modern Language Review, 107 1: 182-197. doi:10.5699/modelangrevi.107.1.0182
Butler, Rex and Donaldson, A. D. S. (2011) Cities within cities: Australian and New Zealand art in the 20th century. Journal of Art Historiography, 4: 1-15.
Butler, Rex (2011) The infinity machine: Mike Parr’s performance art, 1971–2005. Theatre Research International, 36 2: 184-185. doi:10.1017/S0307883311000101
Butler, Rex and Donaldson, A. D. S. (2010) French, floral and female: a history of unAustralian art 1900-1930 (part 1). EMAJ: Electronic Melbourne Art Journal, 1 5: 1-30.
Butler, Rex and Smith, Terry (2010) Rex Butler and Terry Smith: In conversation. 'What is Contemporary Art?'. Column, 5 134-144.
Butler, Rex (2010) Everything and nothing: On Jorge Luis Borges's "Kafka and His Precursors". Romance Quarterly, 57 2: 129-141. doi:10.1080/08831150903504737
Butler, Rex and Donaldson, Andrew (2009) Stay, go, or come: A history of Australian art, 1920-40. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, 9 1/2: 119-143.
Butler, Rex and Enwezor, Okwui (2009) Curating the world: Okwui Enwezor talks to Rex Butler. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, 9 1/2: 15-21.
Butler, Rex (2008) Andy Warhol and the "religious" dimension of contemporary art. Reading Room, 2: 28-45.
Butler, Rex (2007) Between heaven and earth: The art of Rosemary Laing. Art and Australia, 44 4: 560-569.
Butler, Rex (2007) The letter always arrives: Slavoj Zizek on Jacques Derrida. Journal for Lacanian Studies, 5 1: 53-74.
Butler, Rex (2006) On looking at looking: The art and politics of Ian Burn. Art Monthly, 188 x.
Butler, R W (2006) Review: Rustic cubism: Anne Dangar and the art colony at Moly-Sabata by Bruce Adams. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, 7 1: 216-220.
Butler, Rex (2005) Baudrillard's light writing or photographic thought. International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, 2 1: 1-21.
Butler, R. W. (2004) Recapitulations In A Twilight Mode: Jean Baudrillard‘s The Perfect Crime and Paroxysm. International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, 1 1: 1-13.
Butler, R. W. (2004) Towards A Principle of Maximalism: Jean Baudrillard‘s Cool Memories. International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, 1 1: 1-20.
Butler, R. W. (2001) Tracey Mofatt: From Something Singular...To Something More. Eyeline, 45: 23-31.
Butler, Rex (1999) Sovereign Stain: On Rene Magritte's 'Hegel's Holiday'. Globe E Journal of Contemporary Art, 3: .
Butler, R. W. (1999) Before the law:Reading the Yuenduma doors with Eric Michaels. Eyeline, Summer 99 41: 28-35.
Butler, R. W. (1999) What is the secret of secret painting?: On looking at seeing and reading. Australian Journal of Art, XIV 2: 27-40.
Butler, Rex (2014). Another Look at the Greatest Film: Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. ABC Arts online.
Butler, Rex W. (2009). Imants Tillers -- The Last Australian or the First Post-Australian Artist?. Lawrence Wilson Gallery, University of Western Australia.
Butler, Rex W. (2006) Rex Butler reviews Things I Didn't Know, by Robert Hughes. Ultimo, NSW, Australia, ABC National Radio.